Saturday, April 23, 2011

Battle of San Jacinto Ceremony - 175th Anniversary - April 21, 2011

Official State of Texas Ceremony
Commemorating the

175th Anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto

April 21, 2011
11:00 A.M.
San Jacinto Monument
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park

Pledge to the Texas Flag

"Honor the Texas Flag;
I pledge allegiance to thee,
Texas, one state under God,
one and indivisible."

"Texas, Our Texas"

Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty State!
Texas, our Texas! So wonderful, so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test;
O Empire, wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.


God bless you, Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
that you may grow in power and worth,
Throughout the ages long.

Copyright 1925: Words by Gladys Yoakum and William J. Marsh
Music by William J. Marsh


Musical Prelude

Sam Houston State University Bearkat Marching Band
Brian Gibbs, Director

Master of Ceremonies

Ron Stone, Jr.


Trey Strake, Chairman
San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board

Presentation of Colors

1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment


Patsy Teas, Chaplain
San Jacinto Descendants

Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. Flag

Melody Townsend
President General, CRT

National Anthem

Sam Houston State University Bearkat Marching Band
Led by Nita Wilkerson, Miss Ima Hogg Chapter, DRT

Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag

Melody Townsend
President General, CRT

"Texas, Our Texas"

Sam Houston State University Bearkat Marching Band
Led by Nita Wilkerson, Miss Ima Hogg Chapter, DRT

Recognition of Scholarship Recipients

Patti Adkins, President General, DRT
Eron Tynes, President, San Jacinto Chapter, DRT

Sam F. Clark, Jr., KSJ, President General, SRT
Denton Bryant, SRT Education Committee Chairman

 San Jacinto Analysis

Sam Houston IV, KSJ
Great Grandson of General Sam Houston

Recognition of San Jacinto Descendants

Recognition of USS TEXAS (SSN 775)
Sailors of the Year

Ron Brown, President
San Jacinto Chapter SRT

Special Greetings

The Honorable Jack Morman
Harris County Commissioner, Precinct 2

The Honorable Wayne Smith
State Representative, LD 128

Carter Smith
Executive Director, TPWD

Introduction of Speaker

Bob Hixon, Chairman
San Jacinto Museum of History

Principal Speaker

The Honorable Mark White
Former Governor of Texas


Carl Osborne, Chaplain
San Jacinto Chapter, SRT

"Will You Come to the Bower"

The Texas Army Fife and Drum Corps

 Laying of the Memorial Wreath

Salute to Texas Patriots

The Texas Army

Musical Finale

The 2011 Planning Committee wishes to express appreciation to the staff of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the San Jacinto Museum of History for their ouststanding support of this year's ceremony.


Victory Sponsors

San Jacinto Chapter, DRT / San Jacinto Museum of History
Taste of Texas Restaurant

Texian Sponsors

Battleship Texas Foundation / Friends of San Jacinto Battleground
Bob and Sarita Hixon / San Jacinto Descendants

Lone Star Sponsors

Al Davis / Mr. & Mrs. L. Clay Fisher
The Honorable Sylvia Garcia / Sam Houston Chapter, SRT
Mike & Sandy Lamb / Piney Woods Chapter, SRT
San Jacinto Chapter, SRT / Mr. & Mrs. Arthur A Seeligson
Trey Strake / Texas Star Chapter, DRT

Monument Sponsors

Seth Hurin Bates Chapter, DRT / James Bowie Chapter, SRT
Ephraim M. Daggett Chapter, DRT / Alfred Davis, Jr.
George S. Gayle, III / John Floyd Gilbert Chapter, DRT
Dr. & Mrs. Carlos R. Hamilton, Jr.
Holland Lodge, No. 1, A.F. & A.M.
Dorothy Knox Howe Houghton / President Houston Chapter, SRT
Lone Star Chapter, SRT / The Honorable Sandy Pickett
Seguin Family Historical Society
General James Smith Chapter, DRT / Steamboat House Restaurant
William Barret Travis Chapter, DRT / Eron Brimberry Tynes
Mr. & Mrs. James G. Ulmer

Battleground Sponsors

Gina Chapman Bouchard / Denton Bryant 
Cedar Mountain Chapter, DRT / Cradle of Texas Chapter. DRT
Aaron Estes Chapter, DRT / Fort Brown Chapter DRT
Fort Settlement Chapter, DRT / Miss Ima Hogg Chapter, DRT
James A. Reeder, Jr. & Eric D. Nevil
Sterling C. Robertson Chapter, DRT
Stenson-Simpson Chapter, DRT
Mr. & Mrs. John Stanley Taylor
Frances Cooke Van Zandt Chapter, DRT

2011 Planning Committee

Ron Brown / Nancy Burch / Al Davis / Hon. Sylvia R. Garcia
George S. Gayle III / William P. Haddock / Sam Houston IV
Steven Howell / Russ Kuykendall / Nan Morris / Bob Smith
 Larry Spasic / Beth Tragus / Eron Tynes

Event Co-Chairs

Nancy Burch / Clay Fisher

Vice Co-Chairs

Al Davis / Eron Tynes

The San Jacinto Day Ceremony is organized under the auspices of the San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board: Trey Strake, Chairman; Jimmy Burke; Jan DeVault; and Bob Hixon, Chairman, San Jacinto Museum of History Association.

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